I’m heading home from SnowpenStack and it was quite a ride. As Theirry said in our interview at the end of Friday (coming soon to a YouTube channel near you), rather than spoiling things, the freak storm and subsequent closure of the event venue served to create a shared experience and camaraderie that made it even better.
In the end I believe I got 29 interviews, and I’ll hopefully be supplementing this with a dozen online interviews in the coming weeks.
If you missed your interview, or weren’t at the PTG, please contact me and we’ll set something up. And I’ll be in touch with all of the PTLs who were not already represented in one of my interviews.
A huge thank you to everyone that made time to do an interview, and to Erin and Kendall for making everything onsite go so smoothly.
I’m at the OpenStack PTG in Dublin. I’ve started posting some of my videos on my personal YouTube channel – http://youtube.com/RichBowen – as well as on my work channel – http://youtube.com/RDOCommunity.
It turns out we’ve planned an event in the middle of the storm of the century, which the press is calling the Beast From The East.
So far it hasn’t amounted to a lot, but there’s a LOT more snow promised for this afternoon, and the government has warned people to stay off the roads after 4 unless they have a really good reason. Which is disappointing because I have a party planned to start at 6. I’m still trying to get hold of the venue to decide what happens next.
Yesterday I suddenly realized that I had bought my plane ticket for Sunday instead of Saturday by mistake. I quickly booked another hotel room for Saturday night, closer to the airport. Well, it turns out this may have been the most fortunate travel error I’ve made in a long time, as pretty much everything is cancelled for the next few days, and getting out of here on Saturday might have been impossible.
For now, we’re just watching the weather reports, and hoping for the best.